Remote Sensing India

I spent the evening looking through google images for some good quality satellite Pictures of India. My searches bore some fruit. Here's a image I found of our island city, Bombay. I placed it side by side with a physical map, so you guys can make a comparison.



If you look at the map carefully you can even see Mithi River [flowing into Mahim Bay] - the water body resposible for most of the damage caused to Bombay on the 26th July deluge. What I found really interested is that you can so clearly make out Bombays island face in the picture. As you guys may already know Bombay was originally seven islands reclaimed to make one big island.

Mumbai is located on Salsette Island which lies at the mouth of Ulhas River off the western coast of India in the coastal region known as the Konkan. Most of Mumbai is at sea level and the average elevation ranges from 10 to 15 metres. The northern part of Mumbai is hilly and the highest point of the city is at 450 metres (1,450 feet). Mumbai spans a total area of 468 km² (169 sq miles).

Here's a close up of Colaba. You can actually see with some detail marine lines and Nariman Point and Cuff Parade. It's almost as good as a google maps image.


I tried to find an image of Pune / Poona but the only picture I could find wasn't even on this planet, it was a crater on Mars also with the same name.


Hope they find water in Poona.




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7 comments:

SatishTalim said...

Good Post.

phucker said...

Hey, I couldn't figure out from your post, but are you aware of Google Earth? It's a downloadable app, which has satellite photos of a lot of the world. For India, they only have detailed photos of South Delhi/Gurgaon/NOIDA - I could see my house! Buit for other parts, like Bombay, the picutres are taken from furhter up, so not much details is visible. Bear in mind you need at least a DSL connection to use Google Earth effectively. I've wasted hours staring at USA/Hong Kong, India, Mount Everest, Anatarctica...

KJ said...

hi akshay

u have a cool blog, dropping u a ____, via http://bombaylives.blogspot.com/

loved the pics on ur blog.

KJ

KJ said...

hi akshay

u have a cool blog, dropping u a ____, via http://bombaylives.blogspot.com/

loved the pics on ur blog.

KJ

Akshay said...

thanks satish

ttg - Yeah I'm aware of applications like google earth, Nasa Tail Wind etc which help find satelite imagery. But my computer niether is fast enough or has the 3dfx card required for such applications so I decided look for already available images on the web.I found these images on the nasa archive [I'll include the link]- which also has images of dehli, calcutta and assorted places of geographic interest in India.

kj - thanks kj. Would be happy if you keep on dropping by.

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duh_wisecrack said...

love your photos on flickr - youre like me, studying engineering but passion is somewhere else :)

keep it up dude.

PS - ure vada snap u made a little mistake in the 'put it in...' note - just thot id mention